Puerco con Calabacitas


– 1 inexpensive cut boneless pork, cut into bite-size pieces
– 1 medium size onion, chopped
– Several cloves garlic, chopped
– Several ears fresh corn, with kernels removed from the cob
– Several fresh tomatoes, chopped
– 2 medium size zucchinis, chopped
– Few tablespoons oil
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Cumin seeds
– 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
– Cooked rice


Saute the garlic with the onions in a few tablespoons of oil in a deep pot. Add the pork and brown, being sure to cook through. Add cumin seeds. Add about 2 cups of water the pot. Throw in the corn, tomatoes and zucchini. If you don’t have fresh corn or tomatoes, frozen corn and the flavored stewed tomatoes work well. Cook all of this covered on low heat for about 2 hours.Uncover while making rice and let the liquid reduce a little. Now add salt and pepper to taste. If the salt is added too early, it may get too salty as the liquid cooks off. Add the cilantro if you like it. Serve over hot cooked rice.

El Tio Grill DC
El Tio restaurant, El Tio Grill restaurant, El Tio Tex Mex grill, El Tio menu, El Tio grill, El Tio mexican restaurant, Mexican cafe Washington DC, Mexican bistro Washington DC, Mexican diner Washington DC, Mexican food Washington DC, Mexican cuisine Washington DC